Arizona Oddities’ Favorite 10 Posts of 2014

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We offer a wide range of stories on Arizona Oddities catering to an eclectic group of fans from around the state, nation and even the world. From history and recreation to artistic endeavors and those weird things you see along the highway, we’ve got it covered. Here, we’re showcasing our favorite 10 posts from 2014 (in no particular order). We also want to hear what you … [Read more...]

Arizona Oddities’ Top 10 Posts of 2014

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A special thank you to all of the new and loyal readers of Arizona Oddities. 2014 has been another exciting year in Arizona, and we look forward to 2015. Looking back, here’s an overview of our most popular posts this year. Lots of wildlife and nature lovers out there! How to Keep Scorpions Away from Your Home – There are about 35 species of scorpions in Arizona, but only … [Read more...]

Arizona Historical Society Celebrates Day of the Dead in New Exhibit

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The Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that can be traced back hundreds of years. It brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed away. Taking place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, this holiday is marked with rich and artistic traditions, such as decorating graves and sugar skulls, and dining on elaborate family … [Read more...]

Quirky Haunts to Eat Your Way Through Arizona

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By Linda Gorman, Communications Director for AAA Arizona. This article was originally published by McCormick Ranch Lifestyle Magazine. While Arizona is home to several upscale dining establishments that meet the most discriminating palates, the state is also home to several fun and kitschy places to nosh at as well.  Whether diners are on a road trip or just seeking out the … [Read more...]

How Folks Kept Cool in Old Arizona

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By Marshall Trimble, Arizona's Official Historian. This article was originally published by McCormick Ranch Lifestyle Magazine. People often ask, “How did you survive the hot summers in the Valley before air conditioning?” Best answer I can think of is we didn’t know what we were missing. Here are some ways people coped with our heat in the good ole' days: The natives … [Read more...]